Erika’s Famous Christmas Fishballs

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Our resident writer has come up with these whimsical ornaments.  Cute little goldfish are suspended over a sea of hand curled blue, red, and silver paper.  Each Christmas Fishball is carefully infused with Christmas joy and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Erika's Famous Christmas Fishballs

Erika's Famous Christmas Fishballs

So come and see Erika’s Famous Christmas Fishballs at the store.  There are two up for grabs so don’t forget to bid on each one separately!  And remember: all proceeds raised during the Silent Auction will be donated to the Dalhousie Parents’ Daycare.

Who can resist those big brown eyes?

Who can resist those big brown eyes?

Thanks for checking our blog for our ornament profiles and stay tuned for more photos!

♥ Workshop

Emma Gerard Hand-blown Glass Ornaments

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Emma Gerard, purveyor of totally tasty Candy Shop jewelry, has contributed two gorgeous pink and white hand-blown glass ornaments.

Glass Perfection

Glass Perfection

These glass confections evoke both strength and delicacy and they are just a delicious as a sugar cookie topped with icing and sprinkles…Yum!

Let's take a closer look...

Let's take a closer look...

All Silent Auction proceeds will be donated to the Dalhousie Parents’ Daycare.  Stay tuned for more ornament profiles…

♥ Workshop

Emily’s Merry Christmas Ornament

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Emily, in-store model extraordinaire, has crafted a cute silver ball cheerfully proclaims, “Merry Christmas!” to all that behold it.  Tie it to a bottle of wine for a holly jolly hostess gift!

Ho, Ho, Ho-stess Gift!

Ho, Ho, Ho-stess Gift!

On Wednesday, December 16, we’ll be hosting our Silent Auction Wrap party at the store!  Come by between 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm to make your final bids and do a little Christmas shopping — 10 % of all sales will be donated to the Dalhousie Parents’ Daycare.

♥ Workshop.

Ps: Check out the cookbooks that the Dalhousie Parents’ Daycare put together…they’re a steal at $5 and they’re available at the cash.

Cathy Peng Good Kitty & Bad Kitty

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Cathy Peng has crafted two purrfect ornaments for Workshop’s Silent Auction.  Cathy’s shirts with various feline characters are really popular at the shop, not to mention her fabulous pins (we’re loving the astrological signs!!!)

The Good Kitty and Bad Kitty ornaments are sure to be a hit for both naughty and nice cat-lovers on your list!

#1 On Santa's "Nice" List

#1 On Santa's "Nice" List

Sour Puss

Sour Puss

Come and see the Cathy Peng Good Kitty and Bad Kitty ornaments at the store…and don’t forget to bid on each one separately!  All proceeds raised during the Silent Auction will be donated to the Dalhousie Parents’ Daycare.

Keep on checking our blog for more ornament profiles!

♥ Workshop

Dalhousie Shopping Nights ~ November 25 & December 9

Come celebrate with us!

Ottawa’s newest and freshest shopping district is bursting with independent locally owned boutiques, cafes and spas.  We’re keeping our doors open late on  November 25th and December 9th so you can get a head start on your Christmas shopping.

At Workshop, we know how to throw a party!  Join us for drinks, treats, and a super festive kickoff to the holiday season.  While you’re here, check out the totally unique Christmas ornaments that our designers contributed to the Silent Auction.  Bid on your favourites and help us raise a generous donation for the Dalhousie Parents’ Daycare.

We will also be collecting new unwrapped Christmas gifts for the women and children of St. Joe’s Women’s Centre.  We would be delighted to accept kids’ toys and games, women’s toiletries, books and small personal items.

The details:

Dates:

Wednesday November 25th & Wednesday December 9th

Time:

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Participating Stores:

A Guy, A Girl, Two Dogs and a Cat

Bridgehead

Canteen

Crystal Dawn

Daya Spa

Green Light District Design

Milk

Nest Toy Boutique

Victoire

Workshop

Young Janes

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Hope to see you at the Shopping Nights!

♥ Workshop

Tiger-Get-By Origami Stars

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The Christmas ornaments for the Silent Auction are in and on display in the store!  We are in awe of the designers for pitching in and putting their talent and creativity to work for such a good cause.

Silent Auction forms are around the corner from the cash, near the bags.  Can’t find them?  Don’t be shy to ask our staffers for help.  They will be more than happy to show you (and to chat about the lovely ornaments).

Our first ornament profile is: Tiger-Get-By.  You may recognize the name from the amazing earrings, cowls, and brooches that you’ve seen at the store.  Jennifer crafted a stunning set of three origami stars made from striking black, gold, red and green paper.  She joined the three stars and added a jeweled tail (think: like a kite’s tail).  This eye-catching ornament will spruce up any household in need of festive decoration.

Tiger-Get-By Origami Stars Ornament

Tiger-Get-By Origami Stars Ornament

Come and see the Tiger-Get-By Origami Stars live and in person at the store…and don’t forget to bid!  All proceeds raised during the Silent Auction will be donated to the Dalhousie Parents’ Daycare.

Keep on checking our blog for more ornament profiles!

Workshop

Christmas Ornament Silent Auction!

Baby Ornaments!

Preschooler Ornaments!

Now that our Hallowe’en costumes are packed away, visions of good deeds and unique Christmas ornaments are dancing through our heads.

We’re excited to announce our first-ever silent auction with proceeds going to support the Dalhousie Parents’ Daycare in central Ottawa.

Our fabulous designers, local artists, and Workshop staff are generously donating handmade, one-of-a-kind ornaments to the cause and for that, we are so grateful. A warm Workshop thank-you goes out to:

By Brigitte

Caddy Mae

Cathy Peng

Cuckoo’s Designs

Emma Gerard

Emily Parsons

Erika Cuccaro

Fish on Fridays

Kania

Karen Buckshi

Kristen Stoesz

Loot

Sally Melville

Shannon Whittle

Simone Richmond

Tiger-Get-By

Wine on Sundays

Adding to our stash of gorgeous ornaments is our crew of designers-to-be. Yes, the little ones from the Dalhousie Parents’ Daycare made ornaments too and we just can’t get over how cute they are!

Toddler Ornaments!

Toddler Ornaments!

Next week, we will be hanging the ornaments in the shop window so you can check out the amazing creations for yourself. The silent auction will go throughout November and will end a couple of weeks before Christmas so successful bidders can trim their trees in time for St. Nick’s arrival.

As a special treat for our blog readers, we’ll post photos of the ornaments online so you can check them out before you come down to bid on your favourites!

♥ Workshop.

Ps: While visiting Workshop for your holiday shopping, check out the cookbooks that the Dalhousie Parents’ Daycare put together…they’re a steal at $5 and they’re available at the cash.

A Few of Our Favourite Things ~ Christina

Christina just loves this edgy new line that is one of the newest additions to the Workshop family. Slashpile Designs comes to us from twin designers Tara and Courtney Neray, of Toronto.

While it is difficult to pick favourites among Slashpile babies, when pressed, Christina admits to loving the especially fun and crazy earrings and necklaces that represent the chemical compositions of such necessities of life as water, caffeine and alcohol.

Lovely Pieces by Slashpile Designs

Water earrings ($30), Alcohol earrings ($80), and Caffeine necklace ($100) by Slashpile Designs

You’ve gotta see them to believe them!

Come on in to check out the entire line, which also includes gorgeous lost & found stacking rings and pendants made from pieces of the Canadian Shield or rocks from the Niagara Escarpment.

♥ Workshop